• Year: 2019
  • Type of property: house
  • Location: Kiev region, Ukraine
  • Floor space: 76m2m2
  • Style: modern
  • Photos by: Evgeny Avramenko

The interior of a small house near Kyiv was designed for a young couple with a child who decided to move to a quiet suburb to escape from the noise of downtown. The clients’ wish was to create a modern Scandinavian interior with classic items.


The clients were completely satisfied with an existing layout of the house, so the walls were left unchanged. All the necessary facilities, such as: a kitchen-living room, two bedrooms, a large bathroom with a window and a laundry room, combined with a walk-in closet, were successfully located on an area of 76 m2.


The colour scheme is simple: smoky grey, green and beige shades of the walls, a white floor moulding and white doors with fielded panels determine the style colour base, typical of the Scandinavian interior. Travertine-look ceramic porcelain tiles are on the kitchen floor, living room and bathroom, and oak parquet boards are laid in the bedrooms.​​​​​​​


Since the small closet could not cope with its storage function, we decided to render suitable one of the walls of the master bedroom for a large floor to ceiling wardrobe, to match the colour of the walls, laced with mirror inserts. In addition to a large accent bed, the room also has a comfortable reading spot with an armchair and a banquette footrest.


At the request of a client, we gave our special attention to the kitchen. She is fond of cooking, so there was a need to fit all the necessary kitchen appliances, as well as a wine cooler in a relatively small space. There is no regular dining table in the kitchen; instead, there is an island with bar stools, which is convenient for both cooking and dining.


Children's room for a seven-year-old son is performed in restrained colours. The same grey walls, white wardrobe facades and a subdued green bed are interspersed with a bright carpet and yellow pouf. The graphic panel on one of the walls was hand-made by Ukrainian artists.


The mistress of the house dreamed of a freestanding bathtub, which we managed to place near the window. A classic cabinet for cosmetics, a bright plum-coloured curtain with a tassel tieback and a mirror niche with glass shelves – all this gives the room a cosy, somewhat boudoir look.